Why Rotherham United striker Jamie Proctor is now playing for a non-league team

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ROTHERHAM United striker Jamie Proctor has dropped down to non-league football in a bid to revive his career.

The 27-year-old has joined National League AFC Fylde until the end of the season after a loan move to League Two Scunthorpe United didn't work out.

He was unable to sign for another Football League side as he has already played for the League One Millers and the Iron this season.

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“Over the past two years I’ve had a few personal problems and injuries which have hampered my progress,” Proctor, who scored once in 14 appearances for Scunthorpe, told Fylde's website.

“I’ve been on loan at Scunthorpe as I wanted to get out and play games. That didn’t happen, which is no fault of anyone’s. It was just circumstance and bad fortune.”

Fylde is close to Proctor's Preston home. However, the player is joining a struggling side as the Coasters are in 22nd place in their division.

“I couldn’t play for another league club so when I expressed the desire to join another club Fylde were top of my list.

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“I’ve had a lot of moves in football, but this Is one I’m genuinely really excited about.”

“I’ve always kept my base in Preston and it’s good for me to get back home."

Proctor joined Rotherham in the summer of 2017 but his time at AESSEAL New York Stadium has been blighted by injuries.